What You'll Get
Before modern photography, portrait-seeking subjects would cover themselves in year-end financial figures to meet the requirements for being xeroxed. Capture more accurate self-copies with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get an on-location photo-shoot package from The Gallery G, valid within 40 miles of central Austin (a $622 value). The package includes:
- One-hour photo session for up to five subjects (a $99 value)
- One 8”x10” print (a $125 value)
- One 11x14 print of the same image (a $199 value)
- CD with print-quality digital file of the same image, including copyright release (a $199 value)<p>
Rick, The Gallery G’s expert photographer, travels to document the unique personalities of families and high-school seniors in their natural habitats. Toting simple techniques and a quarter-century of experience, Rick spends up to an hour snapping different poses of kids, couples, and prize jack-o’-lanterns in groups and on their own. Afterward, families browse the 30 or more images collected during the shoot and pick one to be transformed into an 8”x10”, an 11”x14”, and a CD-bound digital file capable of generating prints sized up to 30”x40”. Both vivid physical manifestations come mounted and textured to last through countless kisses from easily confused relatives, and the 11”x14” also resides safely beneath a clear protective coating.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Extra fee for sessions with more than 5 subjects. Not valid for weddings, commercial, architectural or product photography. Valid within 40mi of Central Austin only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Gallery G
At one wedding he was commissioned to photograph, Rick encountered an album-destroying problem: the groom and groomsmen were all in the US Secret Service and insisted on not having their pictures taken. Not wanting to sacrifice the party's memories, Rick calmly assured them no one would ever discover their real identities, adjusted his camera's focus, and gathered the men into the frame. Later, as he developed the film, Rick kept his promise and retouched every photo in which the men appeared—by drawing a black censor bar over each of their eyes in permanent marker. Whether shooting events or private portraits, Rick continues to apply that same level of consideration as he documents the personalities of local families and high-school seniors, just as he's done for the past 25 years.
Though trained in lighting and composition as a traditional portrait photographer, Rick prefers to take a candid approach that lets his clients have fun with their sessions and be themselves. He snaps both black and white and vibrant color images, which can be retouched—another passion of his—by seamlessly integrating special effects, enhancing color and contrast, or replacing each subject's face with Benjamin Franklin's. Rick performs on-location sessions exclusively, finding life in backdrops as disparate as the middle of Congress Avenue and docks by the downtown lake, either of which he manipulates within the shutter to properly complement his subjects.